There is nothing more personal than scent, except for maybe the memory that’s associated with it. So take your fave aromas into your own hands at Candlefish’s make-your-own-candle workshop!
1. Popular Charleston, S.C.-based candle destination Candlefish opened its second brick-and-mortar location inside Ponce City Market last month. Founded by Rewined Candles’ Adam Fetsch, Candlefish aims to instill memories via scent with a library of handmade candles–for wintry warmth, try No. 52 (pine, sugar plum and amber), or No. 78 (pumpkin, saffron and nutmeg). The shop also carries unique gifts and accessories and, beginning this year, will offer (BYOB!) candle-making workshops. Candles from $10, @shopcandlefish
2. Heat things up this winter at GRAIN’s cocktail-making classes for two. You and your beau will each learn how to craft a specialty cocktail while noshing on samples of seasonal bites from the kitchen. Once you’re finished sipping, don’t forget to take home the complimentary housemade treats, or stay for another round (participants will receive 20 percent off of a second drink). Plan a post-New Year’s date for GRAIN’s January class, Tea Leaves and Coffee Grounds in Cocktails. Jan. 21, 2pm, $59 per couple, @grainbaratl
3. Ever dreamed of giving skydiving a shot, but worried you may not live to tell the tale? Enter iFLY, a unique indoor skydiving experience that is so safe that anyone between the ages of 3 and 103 are cleared to try it. Simply enter the vertical wind tunnel—clad in a supercute suit, goggles and helmet—and up you go! For at least a few moments, you’re 100 percent flying, and what could be better than that? Flight packages from $70, iflyworld.com
4. In the market for unique wares with a touch of handmade local flair? You’ll want to stop into pop-up market-turned-full-scale boutique The Ballog. A family-run operation by Kathy Edwards and her daughters Lindsay and Kelsey (Ballog was their grandmother’s last name), the Serenbe shop carries ATL-based brands, including Paper Raven Co., Little Barn Apothecary and Be Design (founded by the family’s youngest daughter, Shelby). @theballog
5. If you’re a history buff with a penchant for accessorizing, then do not miss Embellished: Adornment Through the Ages at SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film, on view through Jan. 29. The exhibit—SCAD FASH’s first to focus exclusively on the evolution of fashion—marks the national debut of selected pieces from the legendary Raffaello Piraino collection, which is housed in Palermo, Italy, and consists of more than 5,000 ornate garments and accessories that belonged to the Sicilian elite. You’ll swoon over everything from glamorous hats by Balenciaga and Christian Dior to a rooster feather bolero by Yves Saint Laurent—even vintage Marie Claire magazines, how chic!—all offering insight into the economic and political culture from the mid-18th century to the years during and following the world wars. Tickets $10, @scadfash